The November/December issue of Preservation magazine features a first-hand account from this week’s Main Street Merchant — Old Town Warrenton’s Brian Noyes (“The Truck Stops Here“). Mr. Noyes, a pasty chef (and former Preservation art director) owns the Red Truck Bakery, a rehabilitated 1921 Esso filling station.
The pastries have been written up in the New York Times. The bakery’s dining area (a former garage bay) features a communal table made of salvaged antebellum barn wood. And yes, there really is a red truck (a 1951 Ford F-100).
Read the article to hear why a historic structure was the only real option for this destination business, visit their blog or website, or better yet, take a drive to Warrenton to experience this gas station revitalization effort first hand.